I don’t get the attraction. Why would a developer pick this over something like Ubuntu or Fedora? The features cited sound like neat yum enhancements, but is that really worth the price of admission?
RHEL is an “approved distribution” for a lot of enterprises, meaning products and solutions based on it get approved more easily than others (this is of course true of Ubuntu as well, but very often less true of community-supported distros). Being able to run the same operating system on your workstation as your final product is often beneficial.
Not saying it’s great, but a large amount of code that I have to support is officially only supported on RHEL, so this is big news for me at least. :)
Paid support, so a developer wouldn’t, but a business owner might.
You can actually get a developer license for free. It wouldn’t be my choice for development either, but if you are in the RHEL ecosystem, I can see the benefits of developing on the system you’re deploying to.
I guess the 10 year+ support makes it attractive for some use cases